The Israeli government is walking a fine line as it tries holding out against the Obama administration's demand for a building freeze while simultaneously fending off charges that it is not interested in making peace with the Palestinians. The predictable result is confusion. The Netanyahu government's defiance of the American diktat is contradicted by news reports about a de facto suspension of planning for projects by
It isn't clear whether the slow-down of Jewish construction in
The American pressure on
This is, as Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said yesterday, "a slap in the face" to
That's the impression that
Obama's war on
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